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Vancouver city council to consider possible bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Councillors with the City of Vancouver are set to consider a bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympic Games.

In a motion put over from April 1, council is looking to send letters to the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, local First Nations, politicians and others about the possibility of hosting another Winter Olympics after the overall success of hosting them in 2010.

Read more: Vancouver should bid for 2030 Winter Olympics: former VANOC CEO

Two thousand, five hundred and sixty-six athletes participated in 86 events in 2010 in 13 competition venues, including six built just for the events.

The city said the Games generated 2,500 new full-time positions in the region and $15 million to local businesses.

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